Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 457,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,718,895

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 792,903

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 457,360

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13110 records found.